Man finishes Drug Court,
is given 3 years' probation
A Pulaski man was sentenced Thursday in Jefferson County Court to three years' probation after successfully completing Drug Court.
Timothy F. Benway, 45, was allowed to have a Jan. 28, 2010, felony conviction of third-degree attempted grand larceny vacated and pleaded guilty to fourth-degree attempted grand larceny, a misdemeanor, for completing the substance abuse rehabilitation program that serves as an alternative to incarceration.
He, along with another man, had been accused in April 2009 of trying to steal about $3,000 worth of electronics from Walmart Supercenter, Route 11, town of LeRay. His probation supervision will be transferred to Oswego County.
Police cite third person
in assault on city man
Ryan P. Clement, 25, of 18172 Count Route 161, was charged Wednesday by city police as the third person involved in the punching and kicking of a man Feb. 7 on High Street.
He is ordered to appear in City Court to face a charge of attempted third-degree assault.
Police previously charged Justin A. Tanner, 20, and Richard S. Corp, 18, both of 650 Bronson St., with attempted assault in the alleged attack upon Robert E. Freeman, 43, of 626 Emerson St. Mr. Corp also is accused of threatening Mr. Freeman with a BB gun, prompting a charge of second-degree menacing.
A fourth arrest is anticipated.
Theresa man injured
when vehicle rolls over
THERESA — David M. Regan, 28, of 34745 Route 37, was listed in good condition Thursday at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, with injuries he suffered shortly after 1 a.m. when his car overturned several times on Route 37 near the Cross Road intersection, according to state police.
He was southbound when he lost control of his vehicle, police said. He was found semiconscious at the scene, and was believed to have suffered multiple internal injuries, according to a police report. He initially was treated at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.
Troopers charged him with driving at a speed not reasonable or prudent, crossing hazard markings and aggravated unlicensed operation.
City man jailed on charges
of contempt, harassment
Bradley D. Smith, 29, of 330 N. Rutland St., Apt. 2, was sent Thursday to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building after being charged by city police with felony criminal contempt and second-degree aggravated harassment.
Watertown City Judge James C. Harberson set bail at $500.
Police arrested him at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Boyd Street after Darci L. Robbins, 18, Watertown, reported that he sent her threatening text messages. A portion of his threat was that he would kick her baby in the neck, according to a police document.
Mr. Smith served a jail term in 2010 for violating probation on a narcotics conviction.
Deputies seeking suspect
in drug-related robbery
NEW BREMEN — Lewis County sheriff's deputies are looking for a suspect in an apparent drug-related robbery early Thursday at a home on Route 812 in the town of New Bremen.
Deputies said a man armed with a tire iron entered the home of David Houghton, 6610 Route 812, about 12:40 a.m. and demanded Percocet pills, then fled on foot.
The suspect was described as a white man, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and wearing tan cargo shorts and a dark-colored sweatshirt.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at 376-3511.
Man charged in incident
with estranged girlfriend
PULASKI — Steven J. Montieth, 50, of 4748 Salina St., is free on $500 bail after being charged Wednesday by state police on a felony charge of first-degree coercion.
Also cited with second-degree criminal trespass, he was arraigned in Sandy Creek Town Court.
Police alleged that he intruded in the home of his estranged girlfriend, Whitney Sarmalis, 3944 Port St., before 9 a.m. Wednesday and ignored her requests to leave. The felony is charged because he threatened to harm her if she called police, an investigator said.
Man accused of bouncing
check to hardware store
LOWVILLE — Keith Haggerty, 34, of 5399 Hemlock Drive, was charged by state police Wednesday with issuing a bad check and is ordered to appear in town of Lowville Court.
He is accused of bouncing a check for $214.48 at Steele's Ace Home Center, Number Four Road, police said.
Teen accused of trespass
at Dollar General store
LOWVILLE — Village police on March 17 charged Joshua D. Ortlieb, 17, Bostwick Street, with third-degree criminal trespass, police said Tuesday.
Mr. Ortlieb was accused of entering the Dollar General store on North State Street after previously being banned from the store. He is to appear in Village Court.
Evans Mills woman cited
with writing bad check
THERESA — Carrie L. Adams, 42, of 30004 County Route 46, Evans Mills, was charged by state police Tuesday with issuing a bad check for $495 to Ken Brown & Sons, Theresa.
She is ordered to appear in town of Theresa Court.
Police: Louisville woman
tried to arrange assault
MASSENA — A Louisville woman has been charged with stopping a Massena man walking on Willow Street on the night of St. Patrick's Day and offering him money to beat up a Wilson Hill resident.
Village police charged Daryle M. Lannis, 37, of 2 Green Drive, with fifth-degree criminal solicitation.
Police allege Ms. Lannis stopped Mathew A. Glennon, 28, as he was walking on Willow Street and offered him $200 to cause physical injury to Patrick Curran. She then drove Mr. Glennon to Wilson Hill, showed him the Curran residence and reportedly provided information about some of Mr. Curran's daily routine, police said.
Ms. Lannis was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and released on her own recognizance. A temporary no-contact order of protection was issued, directing Ms. Lannis to stay away from Mr. Glennon and the Curran family.
Police: Massena resident
falsely reported incident
MASSENA — A Massena man is charged with phoning police with a false report in an effort to divert them from picking him up on a County Court warrant Thursday afternoon.
Terry L. "Magoo" McGregor Jr., 22, of 41 Beach St., is accused of reporting that a man was walking down Woodlawn Avenue waving a rifle. Village police later picked him up on the County Court bench warrant and additionally charged him with falsely reporting an incident.
Mr. McGregor was turned over to St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies and sent to St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, pending an appearance in County Court.
His girlfriend, Leslie A. Moore, 25, of 2 Willow St., Apt. 303, was charged with third-degree hindering prosecution and criminal use of drug paraphernalia. She was arraigned by acting Massena Village Justice James M. Crandall and sent to jail with bail set at $500 cash or $1,000 bond.